Very nice quarter by United.
I don't mind the comparisons to DL (and inevitably, in the AA thread, to all three), but the real news for the street is how UAL is doing against their plan. THey're either achieving or exceeding their plan, and the market is responding positively.
A few things: In terminal A, the Berkshire Farms market where Lucky's used to be is open and does have a bar, however a lot less seating that Lucky's had. Terminal A was about as busy as I've ever seen it - Legal's was completely full and the Sky Club in the main terminal was pretty full. Did not go...Jump to post
Any update to when WN is moving out of A? It's supposed to happen in August I believe, so another month. Massport is just about done adding in the two new gates over on the pier in terminal B and they are also making some upgrades on the inside of the terminal. I haven't flown through there lately ...Jump to post
From the massport meeting notes from May https://www.massport.com/media/3234/may-board-deck_523_website_watermark.pdf Page 162 A topic I don't believe has been talked about here Boston Sea Plane Service 3 airlines have proposed service out of Boston harbor and cape air has been approved by the FAA,...Jump to post
In the recent DL orders of the A321, did DL propose the MAX in the RFP? I’m trying to remember the timing of the Delta RFPs. I think that DL will order the NMA if Boeing ever actually launches it, and I think that they’ll use it to expand on their “non-core hub” growth strategy (I don’t have a bette...Jump to post
And just like that, all three of the A380 gates will have a use (assuming that they’re on the ground at the same time, which I expect they will be.). Thoughts and prayers to the rampers, ground crew, ATC and any other plane trying to taxi out of Terminal E. Maybe AirFrance will bring the whale next?Jump to post
A few quick notes from my flight this morning. Terminal A - Lucky's replacement appears to be Berkshire Farms, and it does look like it will have a bar. I got a picture from the SkyClub, which I'll try to remember to post. I didn't wander down to A10 this morning, but I wonder if that little corner ...Jump to post
enilria wrote:jfklganyc wrote:Here come the AA transcon cuts at JFK!
DCA BOS 15 daily on a LCC is a ludicrous waste of slots.
AA/US have done that for decades. Why not an LCC?
I agree, especially on the main terminal side of A, that they need to find some more room for restaurant/bar options. Selfishly, I don’t deal with the lines too much because I go to the lounge, but I know that family members have been frustrated - especially when they’re boarding a 767 at A6. The sc...Jump to post
Apologies to bring this point up again but are there plans to open another bar on the non-satellite side of A? I’ve never seen anything like that terminal before and am shocked less people have an issue. Nothing like a nice drink before an evening flight and your only options are to wait in a miser...Jump to post
I’m 6’2” and weigh around 185 and I don’t have any issues sleeping in the old 763/764 J seats. I don’t think I’m below average size. I am curious to see if the foot wells are, in fact, wider. That would be welcome, as I sometimes sleep on my side and it can be tight when sleeping that way.Jump to post
Wait - are people really taking the position that IAG order of 200 737MAX, announced at major air show, that didn’t even get a competitive bid from the other big aircraft manufacturer, is business as usual and has nothing to do with the fact that the MAX has been pulled out of the air for several m...Jump to post
Except, you know, UA doesn't fly any "cramped RJs" on ORD-LGA. Interesting... Departure Sat, Jul 6 9:00 AM LaGuardia Airport LGA Travel time: 2h 44m 10:44 AM O'Hare International Airport ORD United Economy Embraer RJ-175 UA 3541 Plane and crew by Republic Airlines DBA United Express Depar...Jump to post
Wait - are people really taking the position that IAG order of 200 737MAX, announced at major air show, that didn’t even get a competitive bid from the other big aircraft manufacturer, is business as usual and has nothing to do with the fact that the MAX has been pulled out of the air for several mo...Jump to post
I think the VS 339 order makes sense as a transatlantic workhorse. I've flown their 789 from BOS to LHR and from JFK to LHR. I enjoyed both premium economy and the upper class experience. It seems that VS has adapted Delta's rationale that the 789 is overkill for those routes. A 787-10 could have wo...Jump to post
For domestic business/first? $5,000? You gots to be kidding. What kind of fool pays this sort of money for something which is only slightly better than economy class? People's employers pay mostly. Really? For domestic travel? Interesting. Mine doesn't. We are allowed to book business for internati...Jump to post
For domestic business/first? $5,000? You gots to be kidding. What kind of fool pays this sort of money for something which is only slightly better than economy class? It's a flat bed. It's not "slightly better than economy class". According to all of the trip reports on Youtube - it is sl...Jump to post
Because they are primarily destinations. Focus Cities are markets where the Delta wants to be the premier business airline. The types of customers that Delta is targeting live in places like AUS, BNA, SJC, BOS, NYC, LAX, SEA, ATL but they travel to LAS, TPA, MCO and MSY. Does that make sense? I don...Jump to post
To me Delta is redefining the term focus city and applying it liberally to get some free press. Get back to me when they start announcing routes that would suggest a real focus city. RDU and CVG fit the definition in my mind, but I haven't seen anything apart from larger Sky Clubs to suggest a DL f...Jump to post
Ned Russell posted this on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/e_russell/status/11 ... 71009?s=21
Boston-NYC will be 19x day, across JFK, LaGuardia and Newark
Boston-Washington National will be 14x day
Boston-Philadelphia will be ~8x day, every 90min. #JumpStart19
Virgin Atlantic have announced a return to Mumbai from 27OCT with daily 787-9 operations from LHR. Fills the gap slightly which was left by the demise of 9W. https://blog.virginatlantic.com/virgin-atlantic-makes-welcome-return-to-mumbai/ I understand Jet is gone (DL's partner), but for DL (and thei...Jump to post
in a state that seems hell-bent on kicking the can until the can gets stuck in Ted Williams traffic. That's the most accurate description I've read about the state and city plans for public transport. We are moving to Southie at the end of June (on the east side). I have a little used Vespa to get ...Jump to post
T-100's are out for November (for International), WS did report, but still have not filled in for October so Canada numbers are still not correct for Quarter or YTD. Report Set Up 1. Analysis is Month, quarter, YTD and Month by Month 2. 2, Summary Page by Region 3 BOS pages – showing routes from Bo...Jump to post
I think it's only landside - similar to EWR and JFK. Airside would be nice (especially for DL / SkyTeam), but probably prohibitively expensive. Even with Delta's expansion at BOS, I still don't think it will ever be a connecting hub in the way that ATL/MSP/DTW/SLC are. UA and AA have minimal connect...Jump to post
[quote=“tphuang”] They've cut this route to once a day plenty of times before. Not sure what they are doing here still. Just as a comparison from Q4. They are far away the weakest here. I'm not sure what's the point of this route for them given where i think LAX ranks in their focus cities/hubs. Cit...Jump to post
More Delta expansion in the OAG thread, including 2x to Miami, starting in Jan. DL BOS-FLL JAN 1.3>2[1.0] FEB 1.0>2[1.0] DL BOS-MCO JAN 3>4 FEB 3>4 **DL BOS-MIA DEC 0>0.7 JAN 0>2 FEB 0>2 DL BOS-MSY FEB 0>0.2 DL BOS-PBI DEC 0.3>0.7[0.4] JAN 1.0>2[1.0] FEB 1.0>2[1.0] I said "add...Jump to post
I think that the problem with Terminal A is the rapid Delta growth. It's very true that it can be very hard to find a seat at Legal's or Lucky's (which actually has surprisingly good food - at least for what I order, which is almost always the greek salad with chicken). The little kiosk also has sur...Jump to post
Yes, they loaded the 767 to London on A6 quite a bit last summer. Wouldn't be surprised to see any of the 757/767 flights do the same this year. I thought Terminal A was busy during the late afternoon / early evening rush last year - this year is going to be bananas from about 3:00 on because there ...Jump to post
No surprise, although it took them long enough. I wonder if the launch was because of the Jet shut down, not in spite of. The Jet shut down eliminated a lot of options for DL loyalists to get to India. I agree that the connections on the India side need to be sorted. They need to have service to Del...Jump to post
I think you have two underlying issues which all the others stem from. 1 - Cultural differences. The French will, want to forever be seen to offer things like intercontinental First class and keep up some kind of premium image. The Dutch are happy to take a line closer to Delta and offer a reasonab...Jump to post
Perhaps the underlying reason for all the problems is that the US is a 3rd world country masquerading as a first world country. If those in charge would do a really good job, then every large infrastructure program would be holistically approached instead of everyone having their own little kingdom...Jump to post
I use BOS every week and take the 6:50 am flight to ORD from B. IMO, A and E are the best in terms of passenger pickups and drop-offs. B is a hit and miss. There are great days and sometimes a nightmare. The biggest holdup typically always happens to C. C and E incidentally also share the same ride...Jump to post
adamh8297 wrote:washingtonflyer wrote:DL calling it quits on competition routes out of BOS?
DL pushed back the start dates on these routes until end of September. Example the 4x daily BOS-EWR starts 9/30.
We’re using “business travel” as one monolithic thing. The reality is that there is a lot of segmentation in there. For smaller companies like startups that are based in Boston/Cambridge/Somerville, my understanding is that B6 does very well with corporate contracts. For the large companies and cons...Jump to post
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:c933103 wrote:Longer than SFO-GUM?
GUM is not part of any of the 50 states. It's a territory, thus it's not domestic per se. Distance-wise, it's longer, per gcmap.